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be about back in. i think they are. >> it was all nice and quiet on the drive in this morning. no one hanging out in georgetown. everybody is back in bed getting ready for the first day. >> it is a big day. >> today, effect will be back in the mix. >> all the traffic patterns are changing. >> chaos and confusion and then you throw in the weather. >> i don't think we'll see much rain here for the morning commute, kids going to the bus stop. it is going to be warm and humid. everybody sweating by the time they get to school. let's do temperatures out there. reagan national, currently 77 degrees. so we have temperatures that have bumped up a degree in the last hour. a lot of steamy heat across the mid-atlantic for another day. had a warm front lift to our north and east during the day yesterday and that brought us some showers and you can see most of the shower activity,
sort of a hard radar to look at. most of the showers are up towards philadelphia pushing up into central new jersey at this hour. no flood watches around here but it is possible that we could get enough rain in some spots here over the next day or two that we could have some flood watches posted. be ready for that. plenty of clouds today. there will be a few periods of sunshine as well with highs back in the mid-80s and let me give you the humidity report once again. if you care about your hair, it is going to be on the high side. >> for all of those girls going back to school, they care about their hair. they have to get the hairspray and all ready to go. >> i happen to be out of hairspray. >> i'm sorry about that. i know julie wright has it on stand-by. get a little from her. >> julie has boxes. >> i may have forgotten by number two but i did not for bet my bed head. this is super glue.
you spray this and you don't have to wash it for a week. >> got it. >> on the roads, if you are traveling beach drive, it is shut down. you cannot travel between blackton and joyce. this is a place you don't want to be w a tree down across the highway t will take a while for this to clear. you guys talked about the kid going back to school and the change in the traffic patterns. watch out for speed in the school dope as you guys travel that area as well. this is 270 southbound out of hyattstown. lanes are open out towards clarkburg. you are at speed through rockville headed out towards the split. 66 in good shape, no trouble spots to report leaving fair oaks right now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. stories making headlines, the search for a missing boater in maryland picks up at dawn.
a man and woman fell overboard when a gust of wind tilled their sailboat yesterday near pasadena. the boat's operator was able to rescue the woman but could not get to the 27-year-old man. they searched until night fall. the democratic national convention kicks off in north carolina today. first lady michelle obama is tonight's headline speaker. she got i abrief walk-through of the stage yesterday. former president bill clinton is tomorrow's big name speaker. several leaders from our region will also hit the stage. mark plotkin says maryland governor martin o'malley just may have an ulterior motive. >> the governor will be speaking. the governor will not like me to say it but i'm going to say it anyway. he is audition is for president in 2016. he is going to no less than
seven breakfast delegations speaking. >> obama will accept the nomination on thursday. as for the republicans, mitt romney is spending much of the week in new hampshire and vermont getting ready for the upcoming presidential debates. running mate paul ryan is campaigning in the battleground state of ohio this morning and will then head to iowa this afternoon for two days of campaigning there. in northern virginia, some voters will head to the polls today for a personal election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having and fair. polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the ballot are democrat ron kru pi. cka, republican tim mcgee and libertarian justin malkin. a former campaign aide to mayor vincent gray is due back in court today for a status
hearing in his criminal case. thomas gore pled guilty to corruption charges. today's court appearance could set a sentencing date for gore who faces 12 for 18 months in prison. mayor gray has not been accused of any wrongdoing. thousands of students in northern virginia are heading back to school today. in arlington count you, the first day of school means the first day of a new transportation policy. melanie alnwick has the details. >> reporter: good morning. yes, they are going to be enforcing rules that have been on the books for quite some time. what that means is that fewer students here in arlington county will be able to ride school buses to their schools this morning. while the notice that was sent to parents basically encourages them to help students who aren't going to be able to ride the bus to figure out the best walking routes or the best biking routes, a lot of parents say this is really going to mean more cars on the road this morning with parents trying to
get their kids to their schools. the letters to parents went out in july. the superintendent said two years of parent complaints about bus crowding, delays and long travel times had the system re-evaluate its policy. they used an outside consultant. for the 2012 school year, arlington will now strictlien force its walk zone. one mile for elementary schools, a mile and a half for middle and high schools. twelve bus stops at five different schools that were within those walk zones have alsoen removed. some parents have been rallying to try to fight the changes. >> i think where we are and given the time line as far as the things that we've put in place, we are going to continue to move forward with the system we have in place. >> reporter: the school system is working with more than 250 families who did file appeals. students who are going to ride the bus today should have received a letter in the mail sometime around august 20th.
it will have a voucher coupon attached to that. without that voucher, they will not be able to get on the school bus this morning. back to you. >> thank you. looming threats of a massive teachers strike in the third largette school district. >> details of an interesting plan being talked about in chicago if there is a strike. we are checking her headlines on the other side. [ male announcer ] there's chicken and there's juicy chicken hellmann's is the secret to making parmesan crusted chicken so juicy so delicious it's your secret to making dinner disappear hellmann's. bring out the best
making headlines this morning, some low-lying areas are still submerged in water this morning near hi -- nearly one week after hurricane isaac. yesterday, president obama visited residents in st. john's parish assuring them that federal officials are dog everything they can to help. isaac caused major flooding in that area. more than 100,000 people in louisiana and mississippi are still in the dark this morning. not good news. wildfire in california's angeles national forest has grown to 16 square miles and continues to burn deeper into the wilderness. park visitors were evacuated after the blaze started on sunday. up to 75 residents in a mobile
home park have decided to stay. officials in chicago are trying to decide what to do with 400,000 students for teachers go to strike next monday. officials say they will look after students during the morning in 145 schools and they're inviting bids from community organizations to provide positive activities for the rest of the day. more than 26,000 teachers and support staff in the nation's third largest school district are prepared to strike for the first time in 25 years. it would be the first big city school strike in the u.s. since detroit teachers walked off the job for 16 days back in 2006. so they have until monday to get this all figured out. >> that seems like a lot to ask of people from within a community to come in and help them with this. i guess they don't have a choice. >> it kind of sounds like it. like i said, monday. hopefully, they get things worked out before that. >> when we come back, we'll talk about this t could cost you more to drive on one popular local roadway. details of the plan to increase fares on the dulles toll road.
>> we'll tell what you you can voice your opinion coming up. now, let's check in with tucker. >> they never vote to decrease prices on anything, do they? >> no, they don't. the weather is warm and humid today. showers and storms back in the forecast. we'll have a look at traffic too with julie wright after the break. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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morning news. live look outside. you know what those two buildings are, the washington montana and the jefferson memorial at 5:14 in the morning. thousands turns out in gaithersburg monday afternoon for the city's annual labor day parade. it featured antique and fancy cars, fire engines, marching bands and clowns as well as uncle sam on stilts. that is always a personal favorite of mine. there he is, uncle sam on stilts. this marked the 74th year for the library parade. >> where was julie wright? she was in there somewhere. >> has julie been hosting this every year? >> 74 years, tucker? >> i couldn't resist. >> we have to get julie to respond to that. >> that is the best. she can't even respond right now. >> it will come back to bite you. >> warm and humid conditions here to stay. i think it might be permanent. >> really? >> it feels that way, doesn't
it? >> sooner or later, it will go away. >> in fact, here on the seven- day, it will go away by the end of the week. today, more of the same, a repeat from yesterday basically. 75 in washington. 78 in annapolis. it is plenty warm. dew point temperatures, that measuring the humidity, those temperatures still running in the 70s. well into the 70s in a few spots. the air very, very uncomfortable. there is your sentinel radar. we did have a shower pass through the beltway here through the district during the overnight hours. so some of the roadways a little on the wet side. still a few showers pushing up into baltimore and north up 83. then a lot of shower activity to the north and east. what will happen today is the focal point for most of the showers will be off to our north and east. can see the heavy rain into southern pennsylvania and central new jersey. i don't think we'll be the main feature -- our main feature won't be showers and
thunderstorms. but we will be locked in the cloud cover. the ever-present possibility of that showers and storms could develop at any point in a very unstaicial atmosphere. you have to be ready for that potential later today. a warm front fridaying to work through here will bring rain not only to the washington area but to much of the eastern seaboard here for another couple of days and then finally, finally, we'll kick this whole very wet air mass out of here as we get into the end of the week. showers and storms likely again today. not going to rain all day but they could pop up at any point. temperatures get close to 90 by wednesday and thursday. we'll gradually dry out and by friday, things should freely pretty good around here with sunshine, less humidity at 85. we get cooler here for the end of the week into the weekend. highs by monday only in the upper 70s. it will feel like september. now, let's get the latest from
julie wright. julie, did you have fun at your parade yesterday? >> i had fun. i was the emcee for the par he had, tucker barnes and i want you to know i had a lot of people come up and ask where you are. i said didn't you see him. he is one of the millions of clowns that we had out here. >> very nice. >> i listen. i'm not going to share my kettle corn with you because of that. only sarah and wisdom. i thought you guys would like that. it was a great time yesterday. i loved being out there in gaithersburg. that is where i live so it is fun to see everybody in the community and all the kid. we have a good time. good food, good friends and a way to kick off the end of summer unfortunately and get back into school so everybody smiles and has a good time. 395 across the people, no problems reported right now. all of the lanes are open. it is an easy ride on the gw parkway leaving the capital beltway headed out to the potomac crossing. the volume increasing as we head back to work and back to school so keep an eye open for the yellow buses and for the
little ones waiting around at the bus stop. one hitch in our get along if you will. that will be beach drive closed off between blagton and joyce. the metropolitan washington airports authority is considering a plan that would double the base rate to $4.50 by 2015 to help fund metro's new silver line. the first public hearing on the matter is set for thursday at stone bridge high school on hay road in ashburn. there will be three other hearings later on this month. they will all run from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. a viewing will be held today for a fallen navy seal from anne arundel county. patrick feats was killed in afghanistan more than two weeks ago. marylanders lined roads in anne arundel county for welcome home
the fallen navy seal. laura evans has more. >> we've lost another soldier. >> >> reporter: with honor and gratitude, fellow americans here paying tribute to the special warfare officer, petty officer patrick feats, a fallen navy seal. he was killed in afghanistan august 16th. his helicopter crashed during a fire tight with insurgents. today, his body returned to his hometown of edgewater, it is not the home coming his family had hoped for. most here never even knew patrick but they all realize he gave his life fighting for freedom and wanted to say thank you. >> we decided that we want to come out and honor the soldier that had died. >> any time somebody goes down no a war, i feel as an american, you are obligated to come give it all you got. of his a good man. >> community. they just came out of the woodwork. of his surprised.
so many people coming down here this morning. it was really refreshing. >> reporter: patrick was 28. he is described by his teammates as a consummate professional. his awards and deck rays are numerous including as a bronze star with valor, purple heart and combat action ribbon. >> i fell so bad. they are doing their best over there and we're just using them up. >> again, tallahassee a viewing today in end water. funeral services will be tomorrow at the fort myer memorial chapel and he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. a u-haul truck full of secret service gear for the vice president goes missing. >> coming up next, the latest on the mission to track down those responsible for the heist. stay with us. we'll be right back.
the hunt for the people who stole a u-haul its agents were using. >> amy lang tells us house this all went down. >> reporter: detroit police on patrol and on the lookout for this u-haul spotted here in the parking lot of the new center pavilion apartments on monday. on the inside, numerous black chases but residents here had seep a woman and two men, one described as a little person, using that same truck as a moving van on sunday. >> they were coming in with a bed frame. it was like three people. a young lady and two guys. it wasn't anything suspicious. it was somebody moving in around the first of the month. >> reporter: turns out it was suspicious. here are surveillance photos it had had been stolen saturday night or sunday morning. the secret service had parked it there for the night full of security equipment like metal detectors to be use president joe biden's labor day
visit to detroit. >> where can you steal a secret service truck from, first of all? it is not -- it shouldn't be that easy to get. that is secret service. >> reporter: michael lewis woke up monday morning to see detroit police on dolphin street in his neighborhood. >> i really thought it was some explosives and they were waiting on the bomb squad. >> reporter: knee cases, one of them quite a larchg truck all marked secret service just dumped right here in the drive way. neighbors told police about 2:30 mop morning the u-haul had pulled on to the street and two men and a woman unloaded the crates. now, police are asking for the public's help locating the people responsible for stealing from the secret service. >> i think we're not safe. if we got to watch secret service's back, who is going to watch our back? that's terrible. >> got a god point there. >> very bizarre. >> a little bit scary. coming up, a world record bacon cheeseburger more than 10
feet in diameter and tipping the scales at more than a ton. >> all right. if you are wondering what it looks like, that is ahead in about 19 minutes. >> plus, a real surprise in one woman's backyard. >> right through here. he saw it coming this way and it was low and i was like, oh, my god. its agoing to crash in my backyard. i got a bunch of men with guns and i'm home alone. >> details of what unfolded coming up in just about 14 minutes. next, all of our top stories plus weather and traffic. stay with us.
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5:30 on this tuesday, september 4th. see the traffic picking up out there. effect is getting ready to go early on this morning. this is what we call terrible traffic tuesday. etch expected to be moving around a little bit earlier, kids back to school. everybody back to work. back from vacation. so things are going to get a little hectic out there perhaps on the roadways. we'll check in with julie in a second. how will weather be for folks stuck in traffic today. >> certainly a lot busier than it was yesterday morning. a live shot there. the weather won't be perfect. everybody will be sweating all day basically. more of the same. if you liked yesterday, you will love today because our temperatures will once again be
in the mid-80s. lots of humidity out there. plenty of clouds. the ever-present possibility of a thunderstorm particularly this afternoon. i think the morning commute will generally be just kind of cloudy as the sun gets up here although we have had a few showers move through overnight. a warm front is pushing through. as that front gets further to our north and east, we'll continue to be in the soupy conditions here for another couple of days before we dry out towards the end of the week. temperatures right now in washington in the 70s. 75degrees. we've cooled off. >> by two degrees. >> yes. 71-- you got to be happy for the the things. 85 and mostly cloudy and humid with showers and storms likely this afternoon. >> thank you, tucker. time now to take a look at what is happening on the roads. julie wright, good morning to you. very busy, i'm he sure. >> it is getting that way. we are starting off this morning with the tree down. that is blocking a portion of
beach drive between blagton avenue and joyce road. that will be shut down until further notice o beltway, we have some problems outer loop of the beltway at old georgetown road. accident activity pulled over to the shoulder. this is southbound 270. south of 109, we are starting to see the delays form. this is 395 headed north. lanes are open right here at seminary road. we do have word of appear accident at king street tying up the right lane. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. summer is officially over for students in northern virginia. today is the first day of school in arlington and fairfax counties. >> it is also the first year arlington schools are enforcing their controversial walking policy. melanie alnwick is live at campbell springs elementary with details on what the policy means for your child. >> reporter: good morning. students who want to ride the bus in arlington county today will only be able to do so if they have a paper voucher sent to them by the school system in
august. now, this year, that means a lot fewer students will able to ride the bus to school and some parents say that means they will actually be getting in the cars this morning to take their kids to school rather than having the children navigate some of arlington's busy roads. the first notice came in a letter to parents in july for the 2012 school year. arlington will enforce walk zones, one mile for elementary schools and a mile and a half for middle and high schools. the superintendent says two years of parent complaints about bus overcrowding, delays and long travel times had the system re-evaluate the system. >> it is also linked to safety as far as knowing where kids are, being able to account for them, having them on their
school buses and being able to, when we get delays or adjustments, being able to get back to parents. >> reporter: so apparently, some students who were supposed to be walking were instead just walking to the nearest bus stop and getting on the school bus instead which led to some overcrowding and as the superintendent alluded to, it made it difficult to notify parents if students were on buses they weren't supposed to be on, being able to account for where each student was and where they were supposed to be in any changes in the system happened. the school system says it is working with about 250 parents would filed appeals. some exceptions will be made if student have to cross major highways but they are still working at this early stage to kind of get some of the kinks out of the system. he system. south the search for i missing boater resumes at down this morning-- the search for a missing
boater resumes at dawn this morning. the antibiotic's operator was able to get to a woman who fell overboard -- the boat's operator was able to get for a woman who fell overboard but was not able to reach a man. thomas gore pleaded guilty earlier this year to making illegal cash payments for a minor candidate in the 2010 race and then trying to cover them up. today's court appearance could set a sentencing date for gore who faces 12 to 18 months in prison. mayor gray has not been accused of any wrongdoing. it is election day in parts of northern virginia. a special election to fill the district 45 house of delegate seat. that covers parts of alexandria, arlington and fairfax county. three candidates are vying to fill the seat left open after delegate david england abruptly resigned over the summer. e sum
polls open at 6:00 this morning. the democratic national convention kicks off today. virginia and maryland will play a big role. >> maryland governor martineau naturally and former governor tim kaine will bothing peeking. the headliner tonight is first lady michelle obama. nicole collins has a preview for us. >> reporter: good morning. the first lady was here yesterday for a dry run on that stage behind me. first lady michelle obama preparing for her second convention speech where, instead of trying to convince meshes of her husband's character like in 2008, she will probably be defending his record. the first lady slated to headline the dnc's opening night aims to energize democrats and turn out grassroots supporters in a state struggling with high unemployment. convention goers spent monday staking in the music at carolinafest as president obama got a look at hurricane isaac
damage in louisiana and campaigned in ohio. >> when governor romney had his chance to let you in on the secret sauce of job creation, he did not offer you a single new idea. >> reporter: vice presidential nominee paul ryan also in north carolina monday. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy carter and for president obama. >> reporter: expect republicans to try to drive the conversation with that question, are you better off today than you were four years ago? the white house says the president will address it on thursday night when he accepts the nomination. >> i know at the republican national convention, there were a lot of protesters.
is that expected to be an issue for this convention as well. >> reporter: there are several hundred occupy-type protestors on the ground here. we've seen some tents as you see. but those are common with that movement. you know that in d.c., of course. only two arrests so far. so they're not getting too out of hand just yet, guys. >> all right. nicole cole palestinians for -- collins for us live in north carolina. thank you. a black hawk helicopter landing. we have the details as we check in with more headlines. stay with us. [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light,
actor michael clark duncan has died. his public sift says he died mop morning in a los angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following a heart tax. he and in dozens of box office hits like armageddon and planet of the apes but he was best known for the green mile. he was nominated for an oscar for his performance. duncan was 54 years sold. an indianapolis woman could not believe it when a black hawk helicopter landed in her backyard. turn out it was the indiana national guard doing a rugby dust. nicky schultz says she had no idea 60 marijuana plants were
growing behind her house. >> i saw it coming this way. it was low. and i was like oh, my god. i've got a bun of of men with guns and i'm home alone. >> a little freaky. >> the gatt guard troop told schultz what they were doing. >> all that time, head no clue. >> until the helicopter and the men with guns came out of the shopper. >> that was an interesting day, i'm sure. the guiness folks are going to give a record for anything apparently these days. >> what is a record-breaking cheeseburger look like and how does it taste? plus, what can kids expect in the weather demeanor as they wait at the bus stop or walk to school this morning. tucker barnes is back in a minute with the forecast. we know it will be a hectic day on the road. julie wright has tuesday's commute.
>> we continue to share your back to school pictures this morning. take a look at this cutie. she is adorable. chloe who attends the head start program in friendly, maryland. she likes reading and loves to write her name as well. don't forget you can upload your child's photo on our facebook fan page. we'll be expecting pictures from all school systems going back for the first time today. we can't wait to see them. we'll continue to share the photos until the end of the week as well. [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new light.
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taking a look at udc there in washington, d.c. here. everybody is heading back to school. >> everybody. >> got to imagine they are as well. >> yes. >> before you head back to school, let's check this out. >> that is disgusting. >> something you want to have right before you head to school. the world's largest bacon cheeseburger right there. more than a ton. it was served over the weekend at the black bear canada is eastbound owe resort in carlton, minnesota. the burger was 10 feet in diameter and weighed 2014 pounds. the guiness records representative verified the record-breaking burger and said it actually tasted good.
we'll take your word for it. the patty took four hours to cook and was cooked with a crane. >> how do they keep that together. >> how do they cook it? >> we have a lot of questions. who eats it? >> people that want to be part of the record breakingburg are. >> is that what it is. >> i would be concerned for they cooked it well enough. >> you could have a little medium rare with your burger. >> with a 2,000 pound burger. >> pass. just like i paced on that giant crab cake yesterday. remember, we did the story about that? >> today, it is a giant burger. tomorrow, the giant hot dog. >> it is country fair season. >> you're right. good point. >> i love to pass on this weather. >> i want to pass on the weather too. warm and humid conditions to start your day. we did it yesterday and the day before and day before that. we'll do it again today. plenty of clouds in the
forecast. the humidity stick around. >> you are so clever. >> i'm running out of thins to search showers and storms back. slightly cooler and drier for the end of the week. in fact, temperatures will fall back into the upper 70s by the end of the weekend and less humidity so something to look forward to. we have to get there first. we have a couple more days of this very sticky air mass in place with the possibility of showers and storms each day. 75 right now in washington. not terribly cool overnight. that is another hallmark of this particular air mass. 78 in annapolis. 72 this morning the winning number off to the north and west in gaithersburg, frederick, manassas, 72 degrees. dew point temperatures also running in the low 70s. when the temperature meets the dew point, you are likely to see? fog develop. we have had reports of fog off to the north and west this morning as well. not a whole lot of shower activity. kids headed to the butts stop, i think you will be dry. i can't guarantee we don't so a pop-up shower here or there. later this afternoon, we'll see showers and storms fill back in although much of the action or
the heavy of the showers and thunderstorms will be off to the north and east today. a little closer to the warm front that lifted through late yesterday. can you seat cloud cover and the sort of stagnant air mass that is in place. so more of the same today. be prepared for the possibility of a shower or storm later today although much of your day will be just sticky and warm out there. here is your forecast. showers and stormed likely this afternoon just like yesterday. 85 your daytime high. winds out of the south at five to 10. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. temperatures bump into the upper 1r0 by thursday. we get a cold front that will kick this whole mess out of here by late in the day thursday. friday and saturday look a lot better, particularly friday with sunshine and less humidity. -- temperatures bump into the upper 80s by thursday. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. people going back to school being back to work, they're
gage all over the place. what's going on. >> they don't call it terrible tuesday for nothing. -- they are agoing all over -- they're going all over the place. >> absolutely. >> we'll show you what is happening here on the roads this morning. you will find that lanes are open each way at the wilson bridge. metro's orange line having some problems this morning. they are now single tracking between said yum armory and cheverly. the escalate irs out of service at foggy bottom. -- the escalators out of service at foggy bottom. northbound traffic doesn't look too bad leaving seminary road headed out to the 14th street bridge. >> you may -- everybody has talked about this. clint eastwood's rambling speech at the republican national convention is apparently resonating with some americans. >> there has been a twitter
campaign to dub labor day and yesterday's unofal staof the dnc chair day. the move is being spearhead by conservatives and is intended to represent an absent president obama. eastwood talked to an invisible president obama. >> also saw the tweet on the president's page about that empty chair. >> that seat is taken. >> yes. when we come back we'll talk about a milestone win for the nationals. >> he face a big dilemma. should she shut down stephen strasburg. >> maybe we can do without him. i wouldn't like to see that. >> how about you? you want to weigh in on it.
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right decision by shutting down star pitcher stephen strasburg to protect histically repaired elbow. >> good question. paul wagner shows us what fans had to think about it. >> swing and a miss. strasburg wins that skirmish. >> reporter: stephen strasburg struck out nine batters and gave up just two hits over six innings in one of the last games he will pitch for the nats this year. a decision the fans seem toened and accept. >> it is the right decision. we'll be good for a long time. we don't want to ruin him. >> i've always said he should have waitened and started in may. kept him in extended spring training but i understand what mr. rizzo is doing. he doesn't want this great pitcher to get hurt again. >> best idea. the only thing to do. we want him for many, many more seasons. he is going to be the heart and soul of this team. >> reporter: although the team looked great on paper coming
out of spring training, no one knew they would be this book. removing strasburg from the rotation could handicap the team as it attempts to make post-season baseball history in a town that last saw a world series winner in 1924. >> i'm agreeing with rizzo too. you go with what the doctor says. >> reporter: annoyed all this optimism that the nationals will win again next year with seneca valleyen strasburg, here is a point to ponder. cal ripken made it to one world series early in these career 1983, winning it all. he of in got back. >> you got your run on now. you don't know if that run is going to come back again. >> they got a good squad. maybe we could do without him but i wouldn't like to see that. i paid money to come out her to see strasburg. >> the team is really young. right now, we have to worry about the future. there is at least five, six, good years of pitching left in these guys. they are all in the beginning of their career. >> you agree with this.
>> ? >> i do. >> how about you. you want to weigh in on it. what do you think? >> he's right. trust me. >> reporter: enjoy it now. the ks are coming to a close. paul wagner, fox 5 news. >> you want to make sure you just go for it. i get it though. first, before we head to 6:00, let's say hello to our facebook fan of the day, jennifer osborn craft. she is a middle school teacher in fairfax county. good luck on the first day back to school. like the cute little one there too, superman. we'll be right back.